The CXL investigational technique helps strengthen the cornea to potentially slow or stop the disease progression and further loss of vision.
(PRWEB) February 11, 2011
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (http://www.cxlusa.com) is a research study using a non-surgical investigational procedure to strengthen the cornea to potentially slow or stop the progression of Keratoconus and related conditions.
SOUTH SHORE EYE CARE, LLP located in Wantagh, NY, is one of 3 locations on the East Coast of the USA now researching this non-invasive procedure for subjects 12 years of age and older. In Keratoconus, the cornea (the front window of the eye) can become weak, thin, and irregularly shaped resulting in poor vision. While Keratoconus patients often need glasses in early stages, as the disease progresses they usually require hard contact lenses, or a corneal transplant in advanced cases. (For more information on Keratoconus please see the National Keratoconus Foundation website at http://www.nkcf.org).
The CXL investigational technique helps strengthen the cornea to potentially slow or stop the disease progression and further loss of vision. Making the cornea more stable enables it to hold its shape and enhances focusing power. The procedure is performed in one visit and includes a screening visit and several post procedure follow-up appointments. It utilizes Riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops and a specialized UV light.
SOUTH SHORE EYE CARE, LLP is conveniently located at 2285 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY and easily assessable via car, train, and bus routes. The practice has grown over the past 30 years to include 5 board certified ophthalmic surgeons dedicated the practicing quality eye care. All are Fellows of the American Academy of Surgeons, Board Certified by American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and faculty instructors for several medical schools. The Principal Investigator for the Corneal Crosslinking Procedure is Jodi Luchs, MD. Dr. Luchs is the Co-Director of the Division of Refractive Surgery of the North Shore/LIJ Health System and is the Clinical Research Director for the practice. He is a world wide speaker on the subject of corneal disease, surgery, and methods of treatment. Dr. Luchs has had numerous articles published in various medical journals and has co-authored several ophthalmic textbooks.
For further information please contact one of the coordinators at SOUTH SHORE EYE CARE, LLP: Loraine Huemmer, Debora Losito, or Mary Modica at 516-785-3900 or thru the website (http://www.southshoreeyecare.net)
News media members may contact Ms. Huemmer to request an interview with Dr. Luchs.
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